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Russian President Putin Lives Large With Pricey Perks, Report Says

Daniel Zimnikov via abc News To paraphrase the comedian Mel Brooks: it’s good to be the President of Russia. According to a report released today by a pair of Russian opposition leaders, President Vladimir Putin enjoys the use of 20 … Continue reading

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Taisiya Osipova Jailed: Wife Of Russian Opposition Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

Daniel Zimnikov via Huff Post MOSCOW — A Russian opposition activist was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison in a review of her drug-related case _twice as long as prosecutors had requested in a ruling that drew immediate opposition … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Russia enters WTO

Daniel Zimnikov via Robert Amsterdam Russia enters WTO; on verge of securing oil deal with Syria, Russia promises the former will not use chemical weapons; Putin pumps diesel industry, Gazprom’s exports plummet?  Think-tank says Kremlin is grooming Politburo 2.0; Pussy … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Russian court Web site defaced over Pussy Riot verdict

Daniel Zimnikov (BBC News) A group claiming to be associated with Anonymous has taken responsibility for the attack. A Russian court Web site has been defaced following a verdict that saw the all-female punk rock band Pussy Riot sentenced to … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Case of hitherto unidentified Pussy Riot singers severed into separate proceedings

Daniel Zimnikov – NO freedom of speech in Russia  Moscow, August 20, Interfax – The criminal case of hitherto unidentified Pussy Riot punk band singers has been severed into separate proceedings and the search for them has begun, the Moscow … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Kasparov faces jail over protest ‘bite’

Kasparov (FORMER world chess champion – Daniel Zimnikov) could face up to five years in jail for allegedly biting a police officer during a protest against the Pussy Riot verdict. Police say he bit the officer on the hand when he was … Continue reading

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Daniel Zimnikov: Russian female punk band Pussy Riot gets 2 years for hooliganism over Putin protest at church site

Translated by Daniel Zimnikov: All of us are Pussy Riot! A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison each on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial that has drawn … Continue reading

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